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21" (53 cm) Heavy Duty Recycler®/Rear Bagger BBC (22198)

  • Powerful Kawasaki® FJ180V Engine
  • 2-in-1 Deck: Recycler mulching & rear bag
  • Rear wheel drive self propel with 3-speed transmission
  • Blade Stop System (BBC) saves time and enhances safety
A definite time-saver, this 21" heavy-duty mower features a Blade Brake Clutch (BBC). No more hassles with restarting the engine when emptying the bag or stopping to pick up an obstacle.

Featuring a powerful Kawasaki® FJ180V engine with recoil start and a large 1 gallon gas tank for increased productivity, this rear wheel drived self-propel heavy-duty mower is built to withstand whatever your crew dishes out.

And, durability is not a problem with the industry's thickest deck- 1/4" thick corrosion-resistant cast aluminum. All heavy-duty models come equipped with Toro's patented Recycler mulching system and an easy on-and-off 2.5 bushel bag. Covered by a 2-year limited warranty.

Blade Brake Clutch (BBC)

Eliminate downtime and extend recoil rope life with innovative BBC design that stops the blade from spinning while the engine continues to run and the transmission continues to operate.

Die Cast Aluminum Decks

Withstand extreme commercial mowing demands with rugged 1/4" (6 mm) die cast aluminum decks, the industry's thickest.


Features a hearty 1" (25 mm) diameter crankshaft, plus a steel crankshaft guard that further protects against unexpected impacts.

Durable Rubber Tires

Long lasting radial-style, semi-pneumatic rubber tires.

3-Speed Self-Propelled

3-speed rear wheel drive transmission offers an array of ground speeds: 1st gear =2.0 mph (3.2 kph),
2nd gear =3.0 mph (4.8 kph), 3rd gear = 4.2 mph (6.8 kph).

Steel Wheels

Low maintenance and highly durablesteel wheels utilize sealed ball bearings and steel pivot arms for long life with less downtime and lower replacement costs.

2-in-1 Recycler® Technology

Standard 2-in-1 Recycler mulching and rear bagging deckon all 21" (53.3 cm) Commercial Walk Power Mowers. Significantly reduce mowing time, up to 38%*, with Recycler mulching technology. Fast emptyingeasyon-and-off 2.5 bushel bagger.

2-Year Limited Warranty

This product is covered by a two-year limited warranty. See your dealer for warranty details.

Engine 179cc Kawasaki® FJ180V Commercial*
Fuel Capacity 1 gallon (3.8 L)
Cutting Width 21" (53 cm)
Height of Cut 3/4" to 3-1/4" in 1/2" increments (19 to 83 mm in 13 mm increments)
Number of Blades 1
Starter Recoil
Deck Material 1/4" (6 mm) die cast aluminum
Mulch, Bag, Side Discharge Mulching and rear bagging only
Weight 121 lbs (54 kg)
Warranty 2 Year Limited**
Bagger Capacity 2.5 bushels
Blade Brake Clutch (BBC) Allows engine to run with blade stopped
Blade Engagement Blade Stop System (BSS)
Blade Tip Speed 18,000+ ft/min (5,500 m/min)
CARB Compliant Yes
Certification CARB, EPA, ANSI
Crankshaft 1" (25 mm) diameter
Deck Design Recycler® and rear bagger
Ground Speed Self-propelled 2.0 - 4.2 mph (3.2 - 6.8 kmh)
Height 21.5" (54.6 cm)
Length 36" (91 cm)
Lubrication Forced w/oil pump
Tires Radial-style, semi-pneumatic rubber
Transmission 3-speed rear wheel drive
Wheels Steel with ball bearings
Width 22" (55.8 cm)
Disclaimer *The gross horsepower of this engine was laboratory rated by the engine manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1940. As configured to meet safety, emission, and operating requirements, the actual engine horsepower on this class of mower will be significantly lower.
**See dealer for warranty details.

Side Discharge Kit

Conveniently replace the standard rear bagger with a side discharge kit. (Optional)

Atomic® Mulching Blades

Atomic® mulching blades feature an aggressive "tooth" design that shreds grass and leaves into small particles. The teeth curl upward behind the blade to suspend clippings in the chamber so they are cut and re-cut until they virtually disappear.

CARB WarrantyEnglish PDF1 Pages
Operator ManualEnglish PDF32 Pages
 Spanish PDF32 Pages
 French PDF32 Pages
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